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Wood permits will be for sale for Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Monday at 7 a.m. at the Carson City State Library and Archives on South Stewart Street. The permits will be $35 and limited to one cord per address. About 115 cord permits will be available.

A mixture of pine, fir and possibly aspen can be picked up at one of four locations: Spooner, Tunnel Creek, Washoe Lake State Park and Lakeview. Pickup dates are Sept. 23 to Sept. 30 and Oct. 3 to Oct. 9. Most wood will require 4-by-4 vehicles without a trailer. Stove-length rounds are available, but may be 20-30 yards from the road. Pickup dates are first come, first served.

For more information, contact Joy Elwood at (775) 684-2793.

Prescribed fire near Cave Rock

Today the U.S. Forest Service begins small-scale burning of wood piles near the Hidden Woods neighborhood. Travelers along Highway 50, residents and visitors can expect to see periodic smoke from the project area on Tahoe’s East Shore over the next few days.

The work is part of the cooperative Hidden Woods Project to reduce risks to communities from catastrophic wildfire.

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About two acres will be burned each day until the project is completed. Weather conditions and crew status may also affect how long the project lasts.

For more information on prescribed fires, visit http://www.smokeybear.com/good-bad.asp.

– Staff reports